This appointment expands the Board to 10 directors, nine of whom are independent directors. Gordon will serve as a member of the Innovation and Technology Committee and the Board Affairs Committee.
The former Publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Executive Vice President of Dow Jones and President of its Consumer Media Group, Crovitz has been active in digital media since the early 1990s. He led the growth of The Wall Street Journal Online to one million paying subscribers, making WSJ.com the largest paid news site on the Web. While at Dow Jones, he launched the Factiva business-search service and led the acquisition of the MarketWatch Web site, VentureOne database, Private Equity Analyst newsletter and online news services VentureWire (Silicon Valley), e-Financial News (London) and VWD (Frankfurt).
In 2009, Crovitz co-founded the Press+ software company that enables news publishers around the world to generate digital subscription revenues for their content on web sites and through tablets, e-readers and mobile devices. Press+ was acquired by RR Donnelley in 2011.
Crovitz is a member of the board of directors of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Marin Software, Star Tribune Media, Business Insider and Blurb. In addition, he is on the board of advisors of several early-stage technology companies, including Skift, Watchup and Wiser.
Source: D&B SEC Filing